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My Firetruck I built for brother inlaw that just passed away who was a fireman

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#1 kilrb53

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

I did 2 versions of these Mack fire trucks please give me any suggestions on how to improve for my next build . Bruce

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#2 kilrb53

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

Sorry for crappy pics will try to post better ones. Cant take anymore pics because the models went with the sister inlaw and bro inlaws granddaughter.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:37 PM

Looks really good!



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:42 PM

The build looks very very good! 

 

PS: sorry to hear about brother-in-law. RIP


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:05 PM

my condolences , awsome tribute ... respect !!!



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:25 PM

Sorry for you loss Bruce, IMO the truck looks great, very nice tribute!!! :) 



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:46 AM

I will third that Bruce....awesome tribute. 



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:09 AM

Great tribute build... Looks fantastic. Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:18 AM

Again, sorry for your loss and this is a great tribute. If I can make one suggestion, I'd put your next one in a glass display case to keep off the dust. This isn't a smooth surface like a car body and would be a pain to dust with all of the little nooks and crannies.

 

Nicely done.


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:21 PM

Very sorry for your loss.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:29 PM

Awesome tribute. My condolences

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:41 PM

The build looks pretty good to me....Better pictures could help, but it won't improve on what you've done here....Great job....For some reason, I've always passed this one up, but I think I'll have to reconsider.....Hobby Lobby has them, so I think it's time to burn a "40% off" coupon...

 

And I pray everyone is doing ok in your time of loss.....


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#13 kilrb53

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:19 PM

You know everyone in here is so nice thanks so much for you comments. I feel a kinship already and have only been here a few days. If there is anything I can help with please feel free to ask.

Bruce



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:41 PM

Sorry about your loss Bruce,nice looking model man.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:02 AM

Your Mack looks really nice.  Sorry for your loss, and for the loss of a brother firefighter (Chittenango Volunteer FD, Sullivan Fire District #1).

 

Suggestions for improvement?  Well, 4" hoses for the hosebed, or a hosebed cover would be good.  If you decide to leave the hosebed open with no hoses, then it would be unpainted wood.  The Mack 6-spoke wheels would be the body color as would the monitor (deck gun).  The ax handle would be unpainted wood, and anything diamond plate would probably be natural metal colored (not painted).  Check out Don Mills Models ( http://donmillsmodels.com/ ) for additional detail items.